I’m really pleased to announce that the other day I got an unexpected invitation to participate in this year’s special 30th anniversary edition of the New York Asian American International Film Festival, to be held next month. My short East Broadway co-directed by Karin Chien, was selected by Darryl Chin, a longtime film critic and programmer and one of the founders of the NYAAIFF.

This is my fourth consecutive year of participating in the NYAAIFF. ’04 was when East Broadway first premiered; ’05 both On Guard and Dastaar screened; and in ’06 I competed and got second runner-up in Verizon’s trailer contest. How nice that this year I didn’t even have to enter anything. But it’s got me thinking what I could do for next year to keep this streak going…